George Soros is a Hungarian-American self-made billionaire, successful investor, and global philanthropist. He has become a very attractive model for global hedge fund managers. His public image as a heroic loner against a hostile world in which he does great deals against adversity, is universally appealing.
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“I’m the worst CEO on the face of the Earth, for sure,” says Richard Taite, the founder and CEO of Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center.
Who would have imagined that the genius behind one of the world’s most successful addiction treatment centers was a former addict himself? Through the Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center, Richard Taite has been providing quality and results-oriented services to people with a claimed addiction. Overcoming tremendous adversity this is the story of Richard Taite.
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John Paul DeJoria, a 70-year-old business tycoon, is one to prove that the American Dream is real. The self-made billionaire now has over $3 billion personal net worth placing him in Forbes 400. He is well known as the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and owner of Patron Spirits.
Humbled by his life on the streets, knocking on doors selling shampoo facing adversity every day, he now extends his success to the community by making sure that his companies take part in making the planet a better place to live. He believes that success unshared is failure. With his vision, passion, and perseverance, JP is here to change the world.
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Jeff Sutton, founder and president of Wharton Properties, is a real estate mogul owning over 130 properties in New York City. His persistence and creativity in business placed the 54-year old billionaire in Forbes 400, with his $3 billion net worth. His most notable acquisitions house equally notable fashion empires such as Armani, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, and Givenchy to name a few.
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Steve Paul Jobs (1955-2011) was one of our modern digital age’s most passionate entrepreneurs. A visionary with a passion for impeccability and relentless motivation, Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we use our computers, mobile phones, and portable music devices.
Steve Jobs always had a charismatic leadership style matched by his uncanny ability, but his early days at Apple was marked by manipulative, demanding, and overly aggressive behavior. There were some upsides to his occasionally demeaning behavior because it infused an abiding passion and a strong urge to make a good impression to the people he worked with. His personality was tightly parallel to the close-system design of Apples’ hardware and software. His vision of “making a dent in the universe,” and his intense commitment to positioning Apple at the forefront of information technology by foreseeing trends has led to many breakthrough innovations. During his career, he had a fair share of product failures as well as product successes. Most of his successes were based on the lessons he acquired from his failures and the adversities he had to overcome.
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